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Grants for Kids - Summertime Kids (STK)

Grants to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana Nonprofits, Schools, and
Churches in Eligible Counties for Summer Learning Programs

Agency Type:

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Funding Source:

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Greater Cincinnati Foundation (GCF)

Deadline Date:

03/02/21 5:00 PM

Description:

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Grants of up to $1,000 to Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana nonprofit organizations, schools, and churches in eligible counties for fun and enriching programs and activities that encourage learning during the summer. Eligible programs are those that take place in the greater Cincinnati region, including the following counties: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren in Ohio; Boone, Campbell, and Kenton in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana.

Funding Focus

Proposals should explicitly address the following purpose:

  • Purpose: To support supervised activities and programs that are enriching and fun for youth and promote learning during the summer months.

Use of Funds

Funding may be used to support, expand or strengthen existing programs or launch new programs. Projects or events may be held in person or virtually. 

Preference will be given to programs that:

  • Help reduce summer learning/ summer slide.
  • Introduce kids to new experiences that will be healthful, enriching and/or expand the horizons.
  • Challenge kids to learn and grow through local opportunities that may not be otherwise available to them.
  • Have lasting impact on youth with the greatest need.
  • Serve a diverse location or populations of youth.
  • Engage parents or guardians. 
  • Demonstrate collaboration in the community.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179984

Estimated Size of Grant:

The maximum award for the 2021 Summertime Kids cycle is $1,000. However, the Foundation accepts grant requests for lower amounts.

Term of Contract:

Programs must take place between June 1 and August 31, 2021.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

- Applicants must be classified as tax-exempt by the IRS, typically 501(c)(3) status, or be a local church or school.
- Grants will be made to organizations with efforts based in the Greater Cincinnati region which includes the counties of: Hamilton, Butler, Warren and Clermont in Ohio; Boone, Kenton and Campbell in Kentucky; and Dearborn in Indiana.
- If your organization needs to use a fiscal agent, the fiscal agent must be identified in the application.
- Schools applying for funding should verify that all vendors paid with grant funds are on their district's approved vendor list.

Funding will not be awarded to religious organizations that require religious activity for participation.

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- RFP Release: January 6, 2021
- Proposal Deadline: March 2, 2021
- Volunteer Committee Review: March 2021
- Decision Communicated: April 2021

Each nonprofit organization may submit up to two applications, either for two distinctly different programs or the same program at two different locations.

FAQs: https://www.gcfdn.org/Grants/Grants-FAQs

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Apply online: https://www.grantinterface.com/Home/Logon?urlkey=gcfdn&/

Rosie Polter, Program Officer
rosie.polter@gcfdn.org

Questions about the Foundant system or process timeline can be directed to:
Shelby Graham, Community Strategies Coordinator
shelby.graham@gcfdn.org

Greater Cincinnati Foundation
720 E. Pete Rose Way,
Suite 120
Cincinnati, OH 45202

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Indiana: Dearborn County;   Kentucky: Boone, Campbell, and Kenton Counties;   Ohio: Butler, Clermont, Hamilton, and Warren Counties

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